Courageous Transformation in North Idaho

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Oct 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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At last July’s Wine, Women & Shoes fundraising event in Coeur d’Alene, IYR clinician Amanda Smith shared an amazing story with hundreds of generous guests, all gathered to support promising futures for Idaho kids and families. With her permission we're glad to have the opportunity to share this story with you. The story is true, but we've changed the hero's name to protect his privacy.

The Maverick Newsletter Spring 2015

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Here it is- the Spring 2015 issue of The Maverick newsletter, full of success stories about Idaho kids and families whose lives have changed for the better, thanks to your generous support. 

Anchor House Helps Loving Parents Get Their Son Back

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Apr 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Jacob came from a well-off family with no history of trauma or neglect. But drug addiction does not discriminate—it can happen to any family. In 8th grade, he started experimenting with street drugs and soon spiraled into full-blown dependency on oxycodone. Jacob’s parents didn’t realize how bad it was until he got caught stealing.

The Rewards of Not Giving Up

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Dec 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Teenage drug abuse is a daunting obstacle to overcome. Getting to the other side takes personal courage along with solid support from the caring adults who intervene to help. That's why when a boy’s life goes from perilous to promising, it’s cause for celebration. Not only for him but also for family, friends, teachers, community, and for some boys, their probation officer.

Is Your Child on Drugs?

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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How well do you know your teenager? When was the last time you had a heart-to-heart conversation about his challenges, hopes, and fears? Would you know if your child was experimenting with drugs or alcohol or even struggling with a substance abuse problem?